Undergraduate courses

As an undergraduate student of mathematics at Leicester, you will benefit from our supportive, vibrant environment, exceptionally good staff-student ratios and close staff-student ties. You will also be part of a department that is recognised internationally for excellence in research and teaching.

In addition to providing a high standard of teaching, we offer various opportunities to learn outside the classroom - some of our courses feature opportunities to study abroad in the USA or Europe, or to spend a year in industry developing your career prospects. We also offer a wide variety of learning and assessment methods, which means that you can make choices about your own learning experience and the way your degree will be assessed.

We are proud of our outstanding student satisfaction levels, scoring consistently well in the recent years of the National Student Survey (NSS).

Our graduates are employed by a range of top employers across business and finance, education and research, IT and other skilled professions.

Our courses

Mathematics BSc (with optional year in industry or year abroad)
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS codes: G100, G101, G103
Challenging. Exciting. Beautiful. Mathematics can be described in many ways – perhaps due to its astonishing uses in our modern world. This degree gives you the full rundown, setting you up to work in fields as far-reaching as high-energy physics and economic forecasting.

Mathematics MMath (with optional year in industry)
Full-time, 4-5 years | UCAS codes: G105, G107
This four-year degree expands on the Mathematics BSc to prepare you for high-level entry into relevant professions. It’s also a solid base for pursuing PhD research.

Mathematics and Actuarial Science BSc (with optional year in industry)
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: GN1H
Risk and uncertainty are where actuaries shine – drawing on their mathematical skills to help businesses and organisation make better financial decisions. It can be a high-stakes role, but we’ll give you the confidence to carve out an exciting career.

Mathematics with Foundation Year BSc (with optional year in industry or year abroad)
Full-time, 4-5 years | UCAS code: G199
If you would love to study Mathematics here at Leicester, but you don’t quite have the entry requirements to get in, this degree is your bridge to making it happen.


All students are welcome to join our mathematical society, the Students' Union Mathematics Society (SUMS), and actuarial science students can join the Leicester Actuarial Science Society (LASS).

Year Abroad

Spend your second year studying at one of our partner institutions in the USA, or your third year with one of our partner universities in Europe.

More about Study Abroad

Year in Industry

Between your second and third year, you can take a year out to work in an industrial placement.

More about industrial placements

Student profiles

Hear from some of our students as they reflect on their experiences of studying Mathematics as undergraduates at Leicester.

Hear from our students

Peer support

Find out about our peer support (PS) system, where more experienced students facilitate groups of first year students to support them in their studies.

About peer support

Frequently asked questions

Prospective undergraduate students frequently ask similar questions during their search for a university and a course to suit them. Browse our answers to some questions you might have.

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